Even if you purchase a pre-owned car, it is very likely you will love your purchase as if it were a brand new one. Any new owner of a car would! There are some simple ways to give your used car some TLC and a makeover and make it look spanking new.
Here are the top five ways to undertake used car modification:
Get a deep clean done
Book a spa treatment for your car with a comprehensive package for both the exterior and interiors. A foam wash and polishing can make your car exterior shine and take care of minor scratches, while vacuuming and a steam job can clean up pathogens, dust, grime and stains, making the upholstery look as good as new.
Cost: Rs 5,000 – Rs 10,000
Repair dents and scratches
One could be very careful, and yet small dents and scratches on a car are inevitable, especially in the city. If your used car has damaged exteriors, it can make it look a lot older than it actually is. Getting them fixed will not just make your car look better, but also prevent rust and corrosion.
Cost: Will vary from one garage to another depending on the work needed.
Additional Read: How to Evaluate the Condition of a Used Car?
Get new wheels
When purchasing a used car, it is essential to know the condition of the wheels. Even if the car has not been used much and the tire tread looks good, the compound becomes hard over time, which can lead to road noise and a hard ride quality. New tires will provide better traction, control and security.
Cost: Rs 10,000 – Rs 25,000
Bling on the rims
Alloy wheels are a very popular modification that also makes your car look a lot cooler. The price of the rims will vary depending on the make and model of the car. However, do not go for cheap imitations or low-quality options, as the rims may not be certified and can crack under pressure.
Cost: Rs 12,000 to a few lakhs
There are several car-related accessories to choose from. Right from mobile phone holders, retrofitted navigation and video display (HUD), foldable storage compartments, and a mini-fridge to inflatable car beds and rooftop tents for the adventurous traveler; there is an accessory available for every conceivable need for your car. However, it is a very subjective choice based on your needs and requirements.
Additional Read: Tips to upgrade your used car with new car tech
Do keep in mind that major changes/additions to the body, paint, style, lights, etc. are illegal in India as per the Supreme Court’s verdict in 2019. Remember to verify the legality of any used car modification you might make.
On the other hand, if you are looking to buy a pre-owned car, consider a used car loan from Tata Capital. Whether you are planning to purchase a city-friendly hatchback or an SUV for camping trips, there are loans available for every car segment. You can avail them based on your used car loan eligibility.
Affordable used car loan interest rate and flexible EMI options mean you will have more cash in hand to glam up your new ride.